City To Annex School

Carroll capsule

December 09, 1990

TANEYTOWN - The City Council tomorrow night will conduct a public hearing on its proposed annexation of Taneytown Elementary School.

The annexation, considered to be legal housekeeping, will mean lower water and sewer rates for the Trevanion Road school. The hearing, scheduled for 8 p.m., comes in the middle of the council's regularly scheduled board meeting.

City officials last month announced that they intended to annex the 7-acre parcel because of the prime development property that lies across Trevanion Road from it. Should that piece of property be annexed, it would have left the school site as a municipal island, something that is illegal in Maryland.

The annexation will not cost either the School Board or the city anything except for the fees of recording the action with the county.

In other business tomorrow night, the council is expected to consider changes to its controlled-burning regulations, perhaps allowing groups such as the fire company to forgo the necessary city permits. At present, all groups must receive both state and city permits before starting any controlled fires.



The Town Council on Tuesday night is expected to fill the position opened by the appointment of Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime as mayor earlier this month.

Using information from interviews last week with town residents interested in the post, the four remaining members of the council will appoint someone to fill Warehime's term, which expires in 1993.

Also on Tuesday, the council is expected to further discuss the town's ongoing sewage treatment plant expansion and the town's purchase of an historic cemetery on High Street.


In its ongoing study of mining in Carroll County, the county Planning Department is trying to form a committee of residents, mining officials and others who will play an important role in the future of the mining industry here.

K. Marlene Conaway, planning department bureau chief, told the County Commissioners last week that a preliminary group of people is being contacted for membership on the committee.

The committee is just one step in the department's look at the mining industry in Carroll County. The first step is the completion of a study of existing conditions, a step that is essentially finished except for some last-minute editing.

During the next step, the committee will make recommendations to the planning department as it formulates formal county policy.

Conaway anticipates the mining study -- and its resulting plan -- will be complete by July 1991.



County Commissioner Julia W. Gouge was among six people honored Thursday by the Baltimore Regional Council of Governments for her support of area-wide solutions to planning.

At its annual Regional Leadership Awards luncheon at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, the council honored Gouge because she "demonstrated effective leadership in her jurisdiction, the Baltimore Region and the state of Maryland and has spearheaded efforts to protect and improve water quality in the Baltimore watershed."

Also honored at the luncheon were Catherine S. Hill, chief of the Commuter Transportation Center; Reg Murphy, former publisher of The (Baltimore) Sun, parent newspaper of The Carroll County Sun; Martha A.

Smith, president of Dundalk Community College; Maj. Gen. George H. Akin, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground; and Michael D. Spear, the former president of the Rouse Co. who was killed this summer in a Boston plane crash.

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